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Achtung Spitfeuer

Achtung Spitfeuer, for male chorus, from 1995, has reached a bit of ¨cult status¨ on the Swedish choir music scene.

¨An armada of German bombers approach London. Spitfires are attacking them. The Jerries shout warnings on their wireless. Choristers start circling the floor with arms spread out like wings imitating the sound of machine guns. All sorts of debris is thrown on the floor and eventually everybody shout rhythmically, first in quasi unison, after a while in unison Achtung Spitfeuer. Achtung Spitfeuer, Achtung Spitfeuer…….!¨

Participants are requested to wear pilot’s goggles and leather hoods.

The Choir ¨Lihkören¨, Hans Lundgren, conductor, from The Linköping University premiered the piece and has performed it in many countries and on a CD containing
Swedish 20th century music for male chorus. This version, however, is slightly shorter than